Round Two – Day 44: Addressing Knee Pain

Round Two – Day 44: Plyometrics

Time to stop complaining and do something! I am sick of having knee pain, and I am sure that you are all tired of reading about it. I had to modify some of the moves in plyometrics today, and got fed up with knee pain. So, I started looking into a physical therapist who can assess my running (stride, knees, ankles, etc..) and give me some pointers to prevent further injury.

I went online and found a FREE runner’s clinic that takes place on the first and third Thursday of the month. That is this Thursday!  It is held at a well known physical therapy office and provides runners with 20 minute injury assessments. Did I mentioned its FREE? Guess where I found this information?

Tip of the day: Look up your local running shoe store. Many smart running stores have partnerships with local physical therapy centers to provide free assessments and clinics. Yes, they are trying to get your business… But, if you have an injury or chronic pain, they may be able to at least give you some free advice on prevention.


2 responses to “Round Two – Day 44: Addressing Knee Pain

  1. Hey, I just stumbled on your blog a few days ago and so far it’s great! Congrats on round one. My question is actually for my husband who is your same height, he is currently closer to 260 and we are starting round one. Are there any moves you had to modify (i.e. pull-ups) due to height?

    • Hi Mo,

      Thank you! I am glad that you are enjoying the blog.

      My height did not really present any challenges. There are not any moves in P90X that need to be modified due to height. With pull ups, he can just cross his legs as he hangs from the bar. Pull ups might be hard at first, so there is no shame in modifying with a chair or using bands. P90X is all about progression. Modify individual moves as you feel the need.

      The best advice I can give you both is to hang in through the first week! You are going to hurt like you have never hurt before. You muscles are essentially waking up from hibernation during this time period. The good thing is that the pain only lasts about seven days. Drink lots of water and stretch a lot. Once you are through the initial DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Syndrome), you will start seeing and feeling gains quickly.

      I wish you the best and hope that you leave a message every now and then with your progress. In some ways, your husband’s weight is an advantage. It seems that people with more weight tend to see significantly bigger losses with P90X.

      Good luck!

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